State of Emergency Declared in 15 Oklahoma Counties After Tornado Outbreak
The moves comes after seven tornadoes struck Oklahoma May 9, killing two men and destroying several homes.
“I appreciate the ongoing work of our first responders who have been working diligently to assist those in need,” Gov. Fallin said. “I also offer my continued thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the storms.”
The governor issued a state of emergency for the following counties
Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Garvin, Johnston, Kay, McCurtain, Murray, Noble, Payne, Stephens and Tillman
The state of emergency allows state agencies to make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the deliver of resources.